Category Archives: outdoors

Backpacking Checklist

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Checklists are a good habit to get into when you prepare for an outing. Print this one out, make your own additions, and maybe you can avoid that, “Oh, no, I forgot…” scenario. DAY HIKE Whenever you head into the woods for longer than a few hours, you’ll need to gear up. Base your equipment selection on the season, region […]

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Camping Checklist

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Preparation is essential for any outdoor adventure. Having the necessary supplies and equipment can make a difference in your overall enjoyment and experience. Checklists are a great tool to help with your organization. Your camping list will vary according to the type of camping and activities you have planned, the places you are going, the time of year and the […]

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How To Rappel

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This was a tough article to write. I started writing this page with some images of my own in hopes of passing on some wisdom and instruction on what to do. Turns out, after doing some google image searches, I’ve been wrong all along! Hereafter is a robust compilation of improved techniques that will give you an edge while bombing […]

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Calories Burned During Exercise, Activities, Sports and Work

 Exercises, sports and activities are listed below, showing calories burned per hour (energy expended) for a 130, 155, 180 or 205 pound person. The amount of calories expended is influenced by many factors, including body weight, intensity of activity, conditioning level and metabolism. Activity, Exercise or Sport (1 hour) 130 lb 155 lb 180 lb 205 lb Cycling, mountain bike, […]

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Calories Burned Bike Riding or Cycling

Activity (1 hour) 130 lb 155 lb 180 lb 205 lb Cycling, mountain bike, bmx 502 598 695 791 Cycling, <10 mph, leisure bicycling 236 281 327 372 Cycling, >20 mph, racing 944 1126 1308 1489 Cycling, 10-11.9 mph, light 354 422 490 558 Cycling, 12-13.9 mph, moderate 472 563 654 745 Cycling, 14-15.9 mph, vigorous 590 704 817 931 […]

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Second Annual white water rafting challenge Saturday June 16 2012

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Raft the River in the morning to the afternoon, then dinner and drinks When: Saturday, June 16, 2012, 7:00 AM (Rain or Shine) Total Time: Full Day event Where: Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains Price: $145.00 (food, drinks, t‐shirt and transportation included), and of course in the high fashion of our group, this like many other events is a Fundraiser event for […]

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Rock climbing season has arrived! Are you game? Saturday, April 28, 2012, 7:00 AM

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When: Saturday, April 28, 2012, 7:00 AM Where: Mountain Skills Climbing Guides, Inc. 44 Main Street, New Paltz, NY hey everyone, we done several indoor rock climb events in this past year, So now, lets step it up a notch, and let’s see what we are made off! Join me and a few NY Thrill Seekers Saturday 28th, up the […]

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what is Tyrolean Traverses

A Tyrolean traverse is one method of crossing through free space between two high points on a rope.  In rock climbing a Tyrolean traverse is most often used to return to the main part of a wall after climbing a detached pillar.  Mountain Skills Climbing Guides can incorporate these scenarios into group rock climbing activities. Originally posted 2012-04-24 09:00:28.

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what is Rappelling

Rappelling is the controlled decent down a rope, climbers use this technique when a clifff or slope is to steep to decend without protection.  Rappelling is also a ton of fun and a great skill to learn.  Rappelling can be taught as a single skill or it can also be incorporated into any day with Mountain Skills Climbing Guides. Originally […]

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Thrill-Seekers Thrive on the Scary

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Exploring the ‘dark side’ may be a psychological need that’s met when the scare is actually over. Virtually everyone knows what it’s like to feel really scared: A pounding heartbeat. Faster breathing. Nervous perspiration. Butterflies in the stomach. But whether that fright is caused by watching a nail-biting horror movie, listening to a spine-chilling story, or prowling through a dark-as-night […]

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